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20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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Protect those feet

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In Bali, for between 100 to 200 days, a baby’s tiny feet may not make contact with the ground. This is because many of the Balinese believe that babies are divine entities still and could be the reincarnation of a lost relative. They’re simply too holy to walk on Earth. Experts have also theorized that this custom came from a high rate of infant mortality in Bali. Keeping fragile newborns off the ground could be a form of hygienic safety. A special ceremony is held once the baby reaches the peak age of the limitations. Then, the child is seen as fully realized in the mortal world.

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